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SOL: English Writing in Mexico Inaugurates 2015 Season

By M. Fahey

In Like Company, featuring new and published work from poets and writers from the Salt River Review will kick off the 2015 season of SOL: English Writing in Mexico, Writers Aloud series. In Like Company: The Salt River Review & Porch Anthology is scheduled for publication by Mad Hat Press in April 2015. James Cervantes, editor, will introduce three writers who will read from their work in the anthology: San Miguel resident Lynda Schor, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, and Tad Richards. The readings will take place Monday, January 5 at Paprika Restaurant, Ancha de San Antonio 7 from 5-6:30pm. Cost of admission is 80 pesos, 40 of which will be credited towards a drink at the restaurant.

SOL: Writers Aloud
Mon, Jan 5, 5-6:30pm
Paprika Restaurant
Ancha de San Antonio 7
415 119 8158
80 pesos

Cervantes founded Porch magazine (1977-1981) to give a voice to aspiring poets. He created Salt River Review (1997-2010) as an electronic magazine featuring poetry and fiction. Schor, a native New Yorker, has written six collections of short fiction that have been published in a variety of magazines and literary journals. Her most recent collection, Sexual Harassment Rules, was published by Spuyten Duyvil Press. She taught in the writing program of The New School in New York for 25 years. Schor likes to determine what she will be reading at the event, but rest assured it will be humorous, well written, and sure to make you laugh.

Carlisle, who resides in the Ozarks of Arkansas, is the author of two books of poetry, Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda Books, 2000) and Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Books, 2008) as well as three chapbooks. Her most recent work is Persephone on the Metro, (Mad Hat Press, 2014). Her work has been nominated for the Pushkin Prize nine times. She will read from Persephone on the Metro and an upcoming MSS from Mad Hat Press in fall 2015.

Richards, of Saugerties, NY, will read a poem called “Evolution” from the forthcoming anthology. He will also read from his latest collection, Take 5: Poems in 5/4 Time. If he can find a guitar, he will read Tragic Polka. Richards is the president and artistic director of Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum in Saugerties. He is the author of 18 novels, 16 works of nonfiction, several screenplays, and numerous articles on music and poetry. His latest novel, Nick and Jake (Arcade Publishing 2013) is also an audio play featuring Alan Arkin, Tom Conti, and Ali MacGraw.

Mark your calendar for Monday, January 5 for this not-to-be missed event of SOL: English Writing in Mexico: Writers Aloud series. The next reading, featuring Eva Hunter and Carol Merchasin, will be held January 12 at 5pm.


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